NSQHS Standards updates and consultations

Future update and consultations will be added to this section. If you require assistance locating resources, please contact the Safety and Quality Advice Centre.

Health service organisation accreditation extension requests due to COVID-19

If your organisation is in a location where there is a public health order in place that prevents a scheduled on-site assessment to the NSQHS Standards proceeding, the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) will consider short extensions to allow organisations to be assessed post lockdown.

Applications endorsed by the health service organisation executive can be submitted to the Commission for consideration.

For more information, please contact the Safety and Quality Advice Centre email AdviceCentre@safetyandquality.gov.au or call 1800 304 056

FAQs - Interim accreditation assessment

FAQs - Assessments under the Australian Health Service Safety and Quality Accreditation (AHSSQA) Scheme in health service organisations with a low risk for COVID-19 transmission

Closed consultation – Draft Credentialing and Defining Scope of Clinical Practice: A guide for managers and clinicians

Consultation on the draft Credentialing and Defining Scope of Clinical Practice: A guide for managers and clinicians is now closed. The Commission is now reviewing the information received during the consultation process. This information will be used to finalise the resource.

Closed consultation – Draft NSQHS Standards Guide for community health services

Consultation on the draft NSQHS Standards Guide for community health services is now closed. The Commission is now reviewing the information received during the consultation process. This information will be used to finalise the resource.

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